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14 January 2014

Alleged Iranian Spy Mozafaar Kazaie Arrested

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An Iranian by the name of Mozafaar Kazaie was arrested on 9 January 2014 charged with espionage to transfer F-35 confidential data to an intelligence apparatus in Iran. According to his initial claims he denied the allegations and responded that he worked with an agent code-named "8" to collect scientific and faculty literature on avionics which he stopped after learning his contact was jailed in Iran.

This relates to your file:

I am a student and was aware of Mozafaar's activities. To my eyes he was building a social network and was very open about it, particularly among students with roots in the Middle East.